This Social Story teaches children that it is necessary to tell a teacher or an aide if you need to leave the room. It discusses that using your words (or a letter board or any other means of communication) is the best way to let an adult know what you need. It demonstrates that leaving a room or running out of the room without asking causes worry for teachers. Photos are sometimes used instead of clipart as photos have been shown to be useful when working with autistic children.
Print out the following sheets and be sure to include the personalized page at the beginning with your student’s picture. There are several other pages in which you can personalize this story specifically to your student (name of student, picture of student, show a picture of your classroom, show a picture of your student’s means of communication - I show a letter board in this case). Read the story several times a day during random moments for several weeks. It is best when the student reads the story out loud, but it can also be read by a caregiver.
Social Stories were created by Carol Gray and are used to help those with autism to better understand social situations. Each story contains positive statements and must meet specific criteria.
This resource includes a 10 page social story in color + 10 pages in black and white as well as 4 informational pages.